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Expressway Electric of Depew announced that James Vaux has assumed the presidency of the firm, succeeding his father, Mel Vaux, who started the business in 1981 with his wife, Marlene. The elder Vaux will remain a director of the company, which currently has 22 employees.

Mid-York Medical Accounts Association has nominated Sherry L. Sparks as second vice president. She is director of patient affairs at DeGraff Memorial Hospital.

Rich Products Corp., 1150 Niagara St., has promoted Melissa Davis to project leader in the bakery section of its Research and Development Division. She joined the company in 1987 and most recently served as a food technologist for the division. She is a graduate of Cornell University and is a resident of Amherst.

Downtown Buffalo Toastmasters has elected Peter Shaw O'Keefe of Trubee Collins & Co. president. Other officers are: educational vice president, Victoria Hope Wienke; administrative vice president, Andrew Gerard Mandell; secretary, Mary Catherine Szabat; treasurer, John Pershing; bulletin editor, Bonnie K. Jones and sergeant-at-arms, Joan Mary Rischmiller.

Metropolitan Property & Casualty Insurance Co. has appointed Kevin Kirsch a property and casualty specialist in its Wolter Plaza sales office. He lives in West Seneca.

Rich Products Corp., 1150 Niagara St., has promoted Rod Christie to manager of distribution services. He joined Rich in 1976 and most recently served as manager of planning and scheduling. He lives in Fort Erie, Ont.

Physician International, 4 Vermont St., has named Yvonne Zeliff coordinator of the Permanent Placement Division and has appointed Laurie L. Tatko and Robert J. Gervais regional directors of the sales department.

The company also named 19 new physician manpower consultants. They are: Mark Wisniewski, Thomas Tobia Jr., Deborah J. Wingard, William E. Thompson, Monica T. Roberts, Paula J. Moss, Randall R. Wysocki, Diane M. O'Keefe, Glenn A. Krull, Nancy A. Darling, Vincent Monaco, Jeanne Battaglia, Daniel F. Myszka, William A. Amick, David Stetz, Gary E. Schoepflin, Eleanor L. Nicholson, Sandra Jean Wess and Kathryn A. Turner.

National Health Care Affiliates Inc., 651 Delaware Ave., has elected Karen Romano "1990 Corporate Office Peak Performer of the Year." She is senior staff accountant for financial reporting. She lives in Getzville.

Fannie Mae (Federal National Mortgage Association -- FNM/NYSE) of Washington, D.C. has elected Buffalo native Martin D. Levine senior vice president for low- and moderate-income housing. He joined the company in March of 1987 as director of housing policy and was elected vice president for low- and moderate-income housing in November of that year. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Rochester and master's and doctorate degrees from Michigan State University.

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service of West Seneca has appointed David Crimmen director of electronic filing. He will oversee the coordinating and transmission of electronically filed tax returns to the Internal Revenue Service.

Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle, a law firm with offices in the Liberty Building at 420 Main St., has announced that Susan Campanella Roney and Laurie Styka Bloom have joined its litigation department.

Ms. Roney, previously a partner with Moot & Sprague law firm, will serve as counsel for Nixon Hargrave. She is an active member of the Erie County Bar Association, the Western New York Trial Lawyers Association and the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel. She was graduated from the University at Buffalo and the University of San Diego Law School.

Ms. Bloom, also formerly of Moot & Sprague, has joined Nixon Hargrave as an associate. She specializes in environmental law and personal injury, product liability and FELA defense litigation. She is a graduate of Canisius College and UB Law School.

The Buffalo and Erie County Public Library has appointed Michael C. Mahaney assistant deputy director of community relations. A 17-year veteran of the county library system, Mahaney most recently served as coordinator of member services. He earned a master's degree from the School of Information and Library Studies at the University at Buffalo. He lives in the Town of Elma.

The New York Restaurant Association has elected James F. Geiger chairman. He owns Four Seasons Restaurant Inc., an independent operator of five Four Seasons restaurants in the Buffalo suburban area. Geiger previously served as president of the association's Buffalo chapter. He is the first Western New York resident to serve as a state association representative for the past 20 years.

The Greater Buffalo Association of Realtors has named John A. McCarthy to its board of directors. He is owner of Century 21 McCarthy Realty, 2139 Grand Island Blvd., Grand Island.

Cooper Industries has recognized two employees of its Buffalo Cooper Turbocompressor Division for their "outstanding community service."

Nancy A. Bartlett, an accountant for Cooper, was honored for her work with "Singles," a support and discussion group offered through Fredonia First United Methodist Church.

Gerald J. Roy Jr., a rotor work cell operator, was honored for his service to the Harris Hill Volunteer Fire Co. in Clarence., where he has been a fireman for the past 10 years.

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